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: Open University

7.40 Foundation Maths - Differences

8.5 The Historian at Work

8.30 Pure Maths - Isomorphisms

8.55 Computer Terminal - ASR33

9.20 The Relevance of Sociology

9.45 Cell Membrane Structure

10.10 Personality and Learning

10.35 Maths - Matrix Eigenvalues

11.0 From Time to Time

11.25 Twentieth-Century Poetry

11.50 North Sea Oil

12.15 Food Prices and Farmers

12.40 Man-Powered Flight (1)

1.5 Baroque Stringed Instruments

1.30 Invertebrate Nervous System

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians, tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by NOEL LEWIS


Presented By: Noel Lewis

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Dave Arthur Lionel Morton , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
Brian and Company invite you to ' Come to the Fair'. Today's a Play Away Away Day from Dodington House, Chipping Sodbury, and Priston village, near Bath.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer KEN ledsham


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Dave Arthur
Unknown: Lionel Morton
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: International Rugby Union

England v Ireland
A fortnight ago Ireland suffered no disgrace in their defeat by Wales while England, had they taken their chances, should have returned from Murrayfield with more to show for their efforts than a ten-point defeat. Both teams will be striving today to avoid the ignominy of winning ' the wooden spoon.'
Television presentation BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Saturday Cinema: The Proud Ones

starring Robert Ryan
Virginia Mayo , Jeffrey Hunter
The struggle of a Marshal to clean up his town, his task made more difficult by his physical handicap and the mistrust of his Deputy.
Director ROBERT D. WEBB. Films: page 7


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Virginia Mayo
Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter
Director: Robert D. Webb.
Marshal Cass Silver: Robert Ryan
Sally Kane: Virginia Mayo
Thad Anderson: Jeffrey Hunter
Honest John Barrett: Robert Middleton
Jake: Walter Brennan
Jim Dexter: Arthur O'Connell
Pike: Ken Clark
ChlCO: Rodolfo Acosta
Dillon: George Mathews

: The Money Programme

The Wealth of Nations

: Open Door

The British Campaign to Stop Immigration

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

Wales v France
England v Ireland
Highlights from this afternoon's two major Rugby Internationals.
Commentator at the National Stadium, Cardiff BILL MCLAREN Commentator at Twickenham
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Bill Taylor

: Our Mutual Friend: Part 1

by Charles Dickens
The BBC2 Serial

: The World of Ivor Novello

A celebration of the life and music of one of the most widely loved artists this country has known.
Ivor Novello , composer of popular songs and musicals, star of stage and screen, died a quarter of a century ago. In this affectionate tribute his music is performed by Mary Costa , Christina Murphy and Judith Forst with Richard Bonynge at the piano. His life and personality are recalled by Olive Gilbert , Alan Melville Sandy Wilson , Denis Martin Introduced and narrated by Ian Wallace
Producer NEIL SUTHERLAND A CBC production


Unknown: Ivor Novello
Unknown: Mary Costa
Unknown: Christina Murphy
Unknown: Judith Forst
Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Olive Gilbert
Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Sandy Wilson
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Producer: Neil Sutherland

: 2nd House

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
Art for art's sake ... money for God's sake.
The Story of the WPA
Forty years ago during the great depression, the United States government launched a unique experiment in subsidising artists. Forty thousand artists, writers, actors and musicians were put on the payroll of the Works Progress Administration. They set to work decorating post offices, schools and libraries, producing plays and writing state guides.
Among those taking part in tonight's 2nd House are
Zero Mostel, Studs Terkel , the black novelist Ralph Ellison , author of The Invisible Man, painters James Brooks and Alice Neel , art critic Harold Rosenberg , and actor and director John Houseman.
Film cameraman GODFREY JOHNSON Film editor JOHN BARNES
Producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK Assistant editor TONY CASH Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Studs Terkel
Unknown: Ralph Ellison
Unknown: James Brooks
Unknown: Alice Neel
Unknown: Harold Rosenberg
Director: John Houseman.
Unknown: Godfrey Johnson
Editor: John Barnes
Producer: John Mapplebeck
Editor: Bill Morton

: Open Door

People make Television
Tonight the SOCIETY, RELIGION AND TECHNOLOGY PROJECT, Scotland present More than Enough in late-night revue from the stage of the Netherbow, Edinburgh. The SRT PROJECT sets out to challenge our attitudes to the problems of a hungry world.
Made in co-operation with the BBC's Community Programme Unit

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Eight O'Clock Walk

starring Richard Attenborough
Accused of the murder of an eight-year-old girl, taxi-driver Tom Manning entrusts his defence to the inexperienced Peter Tanner. The prosecution is led by Geoffrey Tanner, QC, Peter's father.
. Films: page 7


Director: Lance Comfort
Tom: Richard Attenborough
Jill Manning: Cathy O'Donnell
Peter Tanner: Derek Farr
Geoffrey Tanner, QC: Ian Hunter
Horace Clifford: Maurice Denham
Det-Chief Insp: Bruce Seton
Judge: Harry Welchman
Mr Munro: Kynaston Reeves
Irene Evans: Cheryl Molineaux
Miss White: Totti Truman Taylor

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